Wire Fish

We made these wire fish at our craft group recently. They look beautiful hanging under a light or in the window.

If you want to make one you will need wire of different thicknesses (we used recycled copper wire and craft shop copper wire), fine nose pliers or jewellery pliers for bending, and cutting pliers or wire cutters for cutting. Oh, and beads!

Use a thicker wire to make a body shape like this.

Start wrapping thinner wire around…

the children can then keep wrapping,

and adding in beads when they feel like it.

Add two side fins,

Twist them on,

and add a hanging wire.

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    mouche4@btinternet.com said,

    Can you please tell me where you get the thick copper wire from? Thank you

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      jo2171 said,

      Hi there, glad you like the fish! I got the thick copper wire from a metal recycling place (in Brighton, but i think most towns and cities will have one). I think it comes out of big electrical cables originally. If you google thick copper wire and do an image search you should see the type of thing…


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